BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

STUDENT SENATE MINUTES

April 10, 2000

Attendance:

President Kristie Anderson (98)(22-0-1)

Vice Pres/MSUSA CD Rep. Nathan Voss (38)(19-0-4)

Treasurer -

Speaker/Acad. Affairs Jamie Barthel (39)(22-0-1)

Leg. Affairs

Student Services Jason Schaumburg (18)(18-1-3)

Public Relations Justin Klander (17)(17-0-2)

Cultural Awareness Aneesh Goyal (7)(7-0-2)

MSUSA Campus Rep.

Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (33)(19-1-3)

Kameron Schorn (69)(21-0-2)

Kim Dennig (26)(13-0-10)

Greg Ueland (25)(21-0-2)

Nicholas Varien (17)(14-1-8)

Shannon Anderson (15)(15-1-3)

Jodi Baumgard (17)(17-0-2)

Trevor Carstens (9)(loa)

Tanya Cox (9)(9-2-8)

Nils Hoyum (11)(11-4-3)

Sean McDermott (11)(11-3-5)

Casey Pearson (13)(13-3-2)

Karl Runningen (11)(11-5-2)

Jill M Thompson (14)(14-0-5)

Brent Waale (16)(16-0-3)

Jim Miller (9)(9-0-1)

Kathy Simenson (9)(9-0-0)

Advisor: Ken Brandt

Guests: and Shane Wahl with the Northern Student.

Attendance is as follows: (# of Senate meetings attended)-(Term attendance-unexcused-excused).

The Meeting was called to order at 3:00 PM in the Ozawindib

Agenda - Move to have old business after new business today. With no objection moved to approve.

Minutes - With no objection move to approve the minutes of April 3, 2000 minutes.

President Anderson -The NCA team is here this week. Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 3 PM in the Beaux Arts Ballroom the students will meet with the team. I'm meeting with one or all of the team tomorrow morning at 9 AM. We have open positions in Leg Affairs and the MSUSA Campus Rep. We need someone to fill this for conference. Start thinking about applying for chairs, reps, treasurer and speaker. Elections this week, make sure to help if you can and vote. Spring Concert is April 25yh at 8 PM with the Violent Femmes and El Destroyo. The conference is pretty well set. We still need a few tour guides to give tours during exec session, please volunteer. Next Wednesday, April 19th is the Academic Conference, come support fellow students. The last meeting of the year we will have a party on May 1.

Sirek - Would you like me to attend the 9 AM meeting with you? Justin and I can do the tours on Saturday. Call security to open all the buildings.

Anderson - Thank you Scott

Vice-President Voss - I have a survey that is on line that all the students should take. I am working on the Feast of Nations performance. I think we should get the Cultural Diversity training videos. We need to look at the Lap top computers as it is going to be a big issue in the future.

Waale - it is a four question survey.

Treasurer report - We have $3,024.15 in our budget.

Legislative Affairs - We have the first reading of the Pine Hall Constitution next week. Everyone read the constitution.

Academic Affairs Chair Barthel - I am meeting with Dr. Quistgaard to talk about the accreditation meetings.

Sirek - Tell Dr. Quistgaard about the complaints about Carol Reesink not being available to students.

Barthel - If advisors are not showing up you should go to the Chair and then to the Dean of the division.

Student Services Chair Schaumburg - I was miss informed about the email we need Ken Brandt's approval. The Feast of Nations was great this weekend. Go to the Dance Follies this coming weekend.

Public Relations Chair Klander - I was ill last Wednesday so I cancelled my meeting. We are working on the conference.

Cultural Diversity Chair Goyal- Feast of Nations went good. I gave them your number Nate and they should call you. The videos are really good so please think about it.

Sirek - I can attest to the videos, they are used in the social work classes.

Voss - can we borrow the video from the department.

Sirek - it is on ITV

Election Chair Baumgard - We need to vote on the ballot today.

Anderson - add a write in on the President and Vice President section.

MSUSA Campus Rep. Voss - The State Chair has been to two of the universities. We need a campus rep for BSU

Anderson - The are trying to change the requirements to sit for the CPA exam , you need 150 semester hours. But only need 120 hours to graduate. Call the Governor to veto the bill and start over.

Barthel - to practice in other states you need 150 hours. So I would suggest not calling.

Discussion.

Anderson - I got an email from Frank about a bill in the House and Senate to charge you $3,000.00 if you are caught with a fake ID.

MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. Voss - none.

OLD BUSINESS - none

NEW BUSINESS

First reading of SB-00S-02 Laptop Computers by Kami Schorn.

Approval of the Election Ballot - Vote. Passed.

Voss/Thompson moved to approve no more then $60.00 for the sign lettering over the Senate door.

Sirek - do vinyl letters by a sign company. Vote on Sign. Passed.

Voss/Ueland moved to approve no more then $150.00 for Cultural Diversity Videos. Discussion. Schaumburg/Voss called the question. Vote. Passed.

Vote on the purchase of the Video passed.

Open Forum

K. Anderson - to have changes to the constitution you need two public meetings.

Voss - put up signs for people to come to the office on Tuesday and Wednesday and people are always in there to discuss the changes.

Schaumburg - do you have enough people for elections.

Baumgard - Yes.

Sirek - Nice to see you guys are doing a fantastic job. Conference is going well.

Thompson/Ueland moved to adjourn at 4:15 PM.